10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly + bus:  7​h 15​min
3
Kemer
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Palace. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip builder website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Johannesburg in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 38°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Kemer.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center

3
nights
Kemer

Kemer ©
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
On the 1st (Sat), don't miss a visit to Antalya Saat Kulesi, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and then meet the residents at Antalya Aquarium. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Harbour District/ Antalya Marina, then look for gifts at Marina Leather, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kemer tour planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Goreme to Kemer takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, Kemer is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kemer

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antalya, Marina Leather
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Antalya Aquarium ©
Antalya Aquarium
Duden Waterfalls ©
Duden Waterfalls
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

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